Rangelands

Committee:

Rangeland Invasive Species

The purpose of the Rangeland Invasive Species Committee is to serve the Society for Range Management (SRM) by focusing attention, sharing knowledge, and communicating concerns about rangeland invasive species.

Leadership

Committee Chair: Chad Cummings
Chair Email: chad.cummings@corteva.com


BoD Rep: John Walker
BoD Rep Email: jwalker@ag.tamu.edu

Overview and Introduction

The purpose of the Rangeland Invasive Species Committee is to serve the Society for Range Management (SRM) by focusing attention, sharing knowledge, and communicating concerns about rangeland invasive species.

What is an Invasive Species? As defined by the National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC):

An ‘invasive species’ is defined as a species that is 1) non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration and 2) whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health (Executive Order 13112). Invasive species can be plants, animals, and other organisms (e.g., microbes). Human actions are the primary means of invasive species introductions.

Invasive rangeland weeds have rapidly moved to the forefront as a concern in management of rangelands. Invasive plant invasions are changing landscapes at a rapid pace, threatening native plant and animal species, and often impact human well-being. They are capable of reducing biodiversity, habitat for wildlife and native plants, and altering ecosystem function across broad scales. Exact economic impacts of rangeland invasive plants are difficult to quantify, but include reductions in land value of infested areas, loss of production and income, costs of controlling invasive plants and job losses.

Activities

Accomplishments:
  • Symposium on “Weedy Native Species: Highlighting Native Species That Act Like Weeds and Identifying Management Strategies” Merilynn Schantz and Walt Fick, co-moderators, 2018 SRM meeting, Sparks, NV
  • Symposium on “Exotic and Native Invasive Species Impacts and Management on South Texas Rangelands” Bob Masters and Tim Fulbright co-organizers, 2016 SRM meeting, Corpus Christi, TX
  • General Program Development, 2010 Joint SRM-WSSA meeting, Denver
  • Symposium at 2008 joint AFGC-SRM meeting in Louisville, KY with Jeremy James, Matt Rinella, and Julie Allen as co-organizers
  • Position statement on “Invasive Species” approved by SRM Board of Directors, February 17, 2006
  • 2006 Symposia – Rangeland Weed Management. Larry Larson and Roger Sheley Co-organizers
  • 2005 Symposium – Issues in Invasive Species Management and Ecosystem Restoration in Texas. Jim Bergan, Bob Masters, Allen Rasmussen, and Suzanne Tuttle Co-organizers
  • 2004 Invasive Species in Riparian Ecosystems. David Wheeler, Moderator
Plans:
  • Sponsor issue of Rangelands focusing on rangeland invasive species in the near future
  • Education and Outreach, ongoing
  • Website Improvement, ongoing
Minutes:

Links

Links

Invasive Species Websites

 

ALBERTA

Alberta Invasive Species Council
http://abinvasives.ca

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development Invasive Alien Species Management Framework
http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/prm13262

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
http://www.bcinvasives.ca/

Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia
http://www.geog.ubc.ca/biodiversity/eflora/invasives.html

SASKATCHEWAN

Saskatchewan Invasive Species Council
http://www.saskinvasives.ca/

Government of Saskatchewan Invasive Species
http://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/environment-public-health-and-safety/wildlife-issues/invasive-species

Mexico

Weeds of Mexico
http://www.conabio.gob.mx/malezasdemexico/2inicio/home-malezas-mexico.htm


United States

WASHINGTON

Washington Invasive Species Council:
http://www.invasivespecies.wa.gov/

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife Conservation
http://wdfw.wa.gov/ais/reporting

Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board
http://www.nwcb.wa.gov/

 

OREGON

Oregon Invasive Species Council:
http://www.oregoninvasivespeciescouncil.org

ODA Plant Division, Noxious Weed Control:
http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/PLANT/WEEDS/

Oregon State University Pacific Northwest Nursery IPM:
http://oregonstate.edu/dept/nurspest/invasive_species.htm/

OPB The Silent Invasion
http://www.opb.org/programs/invasives/

IDAHO

State of Idaho Agriculture: Invasive Species
http://invasivespecies.idaho.gov/invasivespecies-overview/

State of Idaho: Invasive Species List
http://www.idahoag.us/agri/Categories/Environment/InvasiveSpeciesCouncil/InvSppList.php

 

CALIFORNIA

California Invasive Plant Council:
http://www.cal-ipc.org/

California Department of Fish and Wildlife:
https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Invasives

California State Lands Commission:
http://www.slc.ca.gov/Programs/MISP.html

Invasive Species Council of California:
http://www.iscc.ca.gov/

MONTANA

Montana State University:
http://weedeco.msu.montana.edu/

Montana State University Extension
http://msuinvasiveplants.org/extension_publications.html

Montana War on Weeds
http://mtwow.org/

Montana Noxious Weed Education Campaign
http://www.weedawareness.org/

Montana Weed Control Association
http://www.mtweed.org/

WYOMING

Wyoming Weed and Pest:
http://www.wyoweed.org/

Wyoming Weed Identification Site
https://www.uwyo.edu/uwe/wyoweed/wyoweed.htm

COLORADO

Colorado State University Extension:
http://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/agriculture/noxious-weeds-invasive-plant-species/

Colorado Department of Agriculture:
http://www.colorado.gov/ag/weeds/

UTAH

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources:
http://wildlife.utah.gov/dwr/invasive-mussels.html/

Utah State University Extension Field Guides
https://extension.usu.edu/fieldguides/

Utah State University Extension-Water Quality-Invasive Species
http://extension.usu.edu/waterquality/whats-in-your-water/invasive-species

 

NEVADA

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
http://www.unce.unr.edu/programs/sites/tallwhitetop/

Nevada Department of Agriculture:
http://agri.nv.gov/NoxiousWeeds/

NORTH DAKOTA

North Dakota State University
http://www.ndinvasives.org/

North Dakota Weed Control Association
http://ndweeds.homestead.com/

North Dakota Department of Agriculture
https://www.nd.gov/ndda/plant-industries/noxious-weeds

 

SOUTH DAKOTA
South Dakota Department of Agriculture
https://sdda.sd.gov/ag-services/weed-and-pest-control/weed-pest-control/sd-state-noxious-weed-declared-pest-list-and-distribution-maps/

South Dakota Least Wanted
http://sdleastwanted.com/

Center for Invasive Species Managment
http://www.weedcenter.org/store/id_guides/sd-noxious-weeds.html

NEBRASKA

Nebraska Department of Agriculture
http://www.nda.nebraska.gov/plant/noxious_weeds/index.html

Nebraska Weed Control Association
http://www.neweed.org/

Nebraska Invasive Species Program
https://neinvasives.com/species/

Invasive Species of Nebraska
http://nematode.unl.edu/neinvasives.htm

 

KANSAS

Kansas Department of Agriculture
http://agriculture.ks.gov/divisions-programs/plant-protect-weed-control/noxious-weed-control-program

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
http://www.kdwpt.state.ks.us/news/Fishing/Aquatic-Nuisance-Species/

Kansas Native Plant Society:
http://www.kansasnativeplantsociety.org/invasive_plants.php

 

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma Invasive Plant Council:
http://ok-invasive-plant-council.org/

Oklahoma Invasives:
https://www.okinvasives.org/

Oklahoma Rangelands:
http://www.okrangelandswest.okstate.edu/InvasiveSpecies.html

TEXAS

Texas Invasive Species Coordinating Committee
http://www.tiscc.texas.gov/

Texas Invasives:
http://www.texasinvasives.org/

Texas Department of Agriculture
http://www.texasagriculture.gov/RegulatoryPrograms/PlantQuality/NoxiousandInvasivePlants.aspx

 

MISSOURI

Missouri Department of Conservation:
https://mdc.mo.gov/trees-plants/problem-plant-control

Missouri Botanical Garden:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/gardening-in-st.-louis/invasives.aspx

FLORDIA

Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
http://www.freshfromflorida.com/pi/index.html/

Florida Exotic Pets Plant Council:
http://www.fleppc.org/list/list.htm/

University of Florida, Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants:
http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/

Florida Natural Areas Inventory:
http://www.fnai.org/invasivespecies.cfm/

Florida Native Plant Society:
http://www.fnps.org/pages/plants/invasives.php/

Florida Invasive Species Partnership:
http://www.floridainvasives.org/

 

ALASKA

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=invasive.main/

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force
http://www.anstaskforce.gov/alaska_surveys.php/

Cooperative Extension Service, Alaska Committee for Noxious and Invasive Plants Management:
http://www.uaf.edu/ces/cnipm/

University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Natural Heritage Program:
http://aknhp.uaa.alaska.edu/botany/akepic/

Alaska Native Plant Society:
http://aknps.org/Pages/InvasivePlants/InvasivePlantsLinks.php/

Alaska Association of Conservation Districts:
http://www.alaskaconservationdistricts.org/invasivePlants.htm/

Alaska Garden Clubs:
http://www.alaskagardenclubs.org/invasiveplants.htm/

 

ARIZONA

Arizona Department of Agriculture
http://www.azda.gov/PSD/psd.htm/

Arizona Game and Fish
http://www.azgfd.gov/h_f/aquatic_invasive_species.shtml/

Arizona Center for Invasive Species
http://az.gov/invasivespecies/

Northern Arizona University
http://www.cpluhna.nau.edu/Biota/invasive_exotics.htm/

University of Arizona Illustrated Guide to Arizona Weeds
http://www.uapress.arizona.edu/onlinebks/WEEDS/SPECIES.HTM/

Tonto National Forest
http://fs.usda.gov/goto/tonto/weeds

Southwest Vegetation Management Association
http://www.swvma.org/

 

NEW MEXICO

New Mexico Department of Agriculture
http://www.nmda.nmsu.edu/apr/noxious-weed-information/

New Mexico State Forestry Division
http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/fd/FWHPlan/FHPIssues.htm/

New Mexico State University
http://weeds.nmsu.edu/

FEDERAL, REGIONAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL

USGS Western Ecological Research Center
http://wildlife.utah.gov/fishing/nonnative/q_and_a.html/

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Plant Health Division
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/plants/eng/1299162629094/1299162708850

USGS Southwest Biological Science Center Southwest Exotic Plant Information Clearinghouse (SWEPIC)
http://sbsc.wr.usgs.gov/research/projects/swepic/swepic.asp/

Environment Canada
http://www.ec.gc.ca/eee-ias/Default.asp?lang=En&n=C4637128-1

Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network
http://www.caisn.ca/en/index.php

Government of Canada Invasive Species
http://www.invasivespecies.gc.ca/english/view.asp?x=1

Invasive Weeds of the Southwest
http://www.invasiveweeds.com/

Invaders Database System
http://invader.dbs.umt.edu/

Weed Science Society of America
http://www.wssa.net/

Invasive.org Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
http://www.invasive.org/species/weeds.cfm/

Invasive Species Info
http://alic.arid.arizona.edu/invasive/html/

Center for Invasive Plant Management:
http://www.weedcenter.org/

National Invasive Species Information Center
http://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/index.shtml/

USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species by State
http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/StateSearch.aspx/

National Agricultural Pest Information System Pest Tracker
http://pest.ceris.purdue.edu/states.php/

Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System:
http://www.eddmaps.org/

Ecologically Based Invasive Plant Management
http://www.ebipm.org/

North American Weed Management Association
http://www.nawma.org/

PLANTS database Invasive and Noxious Weeds
http://plants.usda.gov/java/noxiousDriver/

The Nature Conservancy Global Invasive Species Team
http://tncinvasives.ucdavis.edu/

eNature.com Native Gardening and Invasive Plants Guide
http://enature.com/native_invasive/invasives.asp/

Environmental Law Institute Status and Trends in Invasive Species Policy: 2002-2009 publication
http://www.elistore.org/reports_detail.asp?ID=11399/


Documents & Publications


Current Members

  • Elsie Denton
  • Lauren Anson
  • Charlie Gibbons
  • John Hendricks
  • Walter Fick
  • Merilynn Schantz
  • J.D. McCoy
  • Austin Kelly
  • Keith Harmoney
  • Dino Stauffer
  • Jake Powell
  • Karen Hickman